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Applied Industrial Technologies Opens New Distribution Center in Quebec City

CLEVELAND, Sep 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Applied Industrial Technologies AIT, -0.88% continues its growth and expansion in Canada with the opening of a new distribution center in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The 22,000 square-foot facility stocks more than 10,000 MRO products, including bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components, industrial hose, tools, chemicals, lubricants and more. The distribution center provides immediate delivery of the Company's most popular products in support of customers across Quebec and the Maritime Provinces.

The new Applied® distribution center in Quebec joins other distribution centers in Downsview, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba for improved customer service, reduced lead times, and improved efficiency throughout Canada. "The Quebec City distribution center includes our advanced warehouse technologies for efficient inventory management and expedited delivery of products to our customers' facilities 24/7," says Mike Allen, Vice President – Quebec and Maritimes Division, Applied Canada.

The new facility, located at 6600, boul. Pierre-Bertrand Nord, Quebec, QC, G2J 1S7, is located adjacent to Applied's service center in Quebec.

About Applied

Founded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than five million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers. For more information, visit www.applied.com.

To learn more about our Applied Canada operations, visit www.appliedcanada.com.

For more information, contact Julie Kho, Applied Industrial Technologies, 1 Applied Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44115-5020, ph. 216-426-4483, e-mail jkho@applied.com.